Watching loved ones struggle with mental health and addiction issues sparked Sarah’s interest in the treatment field, and her innate compassion for others made it a natural fit. The adversity she and her colleagues witness in the healthcare field on a daily basis have given her admiration and respect for individuals who role-model the work of overcoming challenges. Specifically, she cites RuPaul, Oprah, and Freddie Mercury as inspirations. “Despite the size of the problem, they continued through hardship to rise above and overcome.”
Before joining the Newport team in June 2020, Sarah was a clinical nurse at Symmetry Infusions in Huntington Beach, California. Prior to that, she was a Healthcare Services Manager at South Coast Behavioral Health in Costa Mesa. She has also served as a nursing manager and as a detox nurse.